There are three essential elements to high-end new home construction:
- Quality Design - each home suits the owner’s lifestyle,
not just the architect’s design style.
- Quality Construction - the best materials and construction
techniques are used.
- Quality Finishes – every detail is attended to
and installed by experienced craftsmen.
Forte Properties blends all three elements at a very competitive
price, completes each home within the shortest possible time
and delivers homes that are maintenance and worry-free for
years to come. Beginning with the planning and design stages,
each project is handled - from the construction permitting
process through issuance of the permanent certificate of occupancy
- by an experienced team of professionals who are intimately
familiar with each client’s individual requirements.
Forte Properties uses two distinct construction methods depending
upon the size of the home and each client’s desires.
For homes of 6,000 square foot and under, Forte Properties
offers the option of custom factory-crafted construction.
Most of the homes shown on our Website were built using this
method, which is not to be confused with typical modular or
factory-built construction. Instead, each home is custom designed
to the client’s specifications and, rather than being
framed and enclosed on-site, is framed and enclosed in sections
in a climate controlled facility by experienced craftsmen
and delivered to the site for assembly. As a result, our custom
factory-crafted homes are built in record time - approximately
6 to 7 months from design to completion - ensuring completion
on schedule and saving money - 30% or more over the cost of
traditionally built homes.
There are numerous other advantages to this construction
method, among them:
- Design costs are included in the purchase price - there
are no architect’s fees.
- Construction materials are never exposed to the elements
or on-site pilferage.
- Construction crews are highly skilled and dependable
reducing mistakes and delays.
- The controlled environment and specialized facilities
permit a higher standard of precision.
- Every aspect of construction is subject to exceedingly
high quality standards and control.
- Structural design is significantly stronger than average
to ensure safe transit to the site.
- Uniform building code inspections are done at the factory
facilitating the permitting process.
For homes over 6,000 square feet - or for clients who prefer
- Forte Properties uses traditional construction methods,
commonly called "stick built" construction. Current
building code requirements in New York and other states significantly
delay the building permit process for custom factory-crafted
construction homes over 6,000 square feet. Accordingly, we
recommend that larger homes be stick built. Of course, we
apply the same passion for design and quality in our stick
built homes, and we far exceed most building code standards
and features offered by competitive custom builders.
With both construction methods, extensive detail work is
finished on site, including crown moldings, domestic or imported
tiles, mahogany terraces, heated marble floors, wood paneling,
etc. using carefully selected and screened professional craftsmen.
No matter which construction method you choose, each Forte
Properties home is built to the same exceedingly high quality
design, construction and finish standards, which are all monitored
by inspection procedures throughout construction in order
to deliver a truly superior home.